​JON PLANS FIRST MIDSUMMER NORDIC MOTORCYCLE TRIP​

Jon Stagg works for Greenhous as the Franchise Project Manager, heading the software development team based at High Ercall in Shropshire. He is also an avid motorcyclist and has four bikes of his own, a 1997 Honda PanEuropean 1100, a 1995 BMW Funduro 650 and a 1984 Honda CBX 550. His favoured mode of transport for this marathon road trip through northern Europe in June this year will be his 2015 Triumph Tiger 800 XCX.

For Jon it will be his first road trip and he will be doing it solo, carrying his camping gear with him on the two week challenge. Jon aims to be in Finland for their midsummer celebration event from the 21st to the 23rd June. Jon says: “My plan has always been to celebrate midsummer 2018 in Finland at some event or gathering. Somewhere to give my backside a break from being in the saddle all day on my long ride to Finland. Preferably somewhere lively as I've never been big on relaxing and chilling out. Hopefully with live music and definitely with copious amounts of beer.

“This summer I will be celebrating Juhannus at RMJ. RMJ is a music festival located in Rauna, Otanlahti in Finland. I'd like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to Nick Sanders.  After spending the weekend at the Nick Sanders Expedition Centre in Machynlleth, I knew that this was something I could (and should) do thanks to the encouragement and confidence he gave me to plan this trip.”

Jon’s mammoth road trip starts on the 15th June and takes him From Welshpool to Harwich where he will take the ferry to the Hook of Holland.  From there he will drive to Puttgarden in Germany where there is a ferry crossing to Rodby in Denmark. On reaching Copenhagen, Jon will use the Drogden tunnel and the inspiring Oresund Bridge to cross to Malmo in Sweden.

“This summer I will be celebrating Juhannus at RMJ. RMJ is a music festival located in Rauna, Otanlahti in Finland. I'd like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to Nick Sanders. After spending the weekend at the Nick Sanders Expedition Centre in Machynlleth, I knew that this was something I could (and should) do thanks to the encouragement and confidence he gave me to plan this trip.”

Jon’s mammoth road trip starts on the 15th June and takes him From Welshpool to Harwich where he will take the ferry to the Hook of Holland. From there he will drive to Puttgarden in Germany where there is a ferry crossing to Rodby in Denmark. On reaching Copenhagen, Jon will use the Drogden tunnel and the inspiring Oresund Bridge to cross to Malmo in Sweden.